| The final event for the 2016 ASTRON/JIVE summer student programme was a BBQ at the guesthouse, organized by Fritz Moller.
At the BBQ, the students presented a gift of a world map with their names and home countries marked on it. The gift was accepted on behalf of the summer student programme organization team by Cees Bassa and Natasha Maddox from the Astronomy Group, pictured here with the students (L-R Floor, Yuping, Anoj, Aarthi, Anjali and Xiaoxi) , while the photo was taken by Zsolt Paragi from JIVE. The international nature of the programme is highlighted by the diversity of countries represented.
The summer programme has many traditions, including the welcome pancake party, the visit to ESTEC, wadloping, wednesday bridge, and the tour of Westerbork and LOFAR. We hope that ASTRON/JIVE will continue to welcome students from all over the world, and that future summer students will continue this new tradition of marking their home countries on the map.
The map is located in the Minnaert Kamer. It is bound to become more and more valuable with time.